Articles by Antonio Lupher



Late-Night Cafe Brawl Leaves 4 in Hospital

Four young men were hospitalized with knife wounds after a brawl erupted late Wednesday night between Central Asians and ethnic Russians in northeast Moscow, police said.

Great Russia Considering Other Lists

Great Russia filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Federal Registration Service, which refused to register the party Tuesday, and is considering other options should the appeal fail.

Agriculture to Get $43Bln Over 5 Years

The Cabinet on Thursday approved spending $43 billion on agriculture over the next five years, and more than $1 billion for the development of nanotechnology.

Hot Dogs, Rain and a Mini Statue of Liberty

A dose of old-time Americana greeted throngs of Americans and Muscovites alike who swarmed the stately grounds of the Kuskovo estate on Saturday for the American Chamber of Commerce's annual Fourth of July celebration.

Sitting Pretty

Artists brighten up the city with designer benches.

Sitting Pretty

Artists brighten up the city with designer benches.

Thai Queen Fills in for King on Visit

It would have seemed logical for Russia to invite the Thai king to celebrate 110 years of diplomatic ties.

Screen Shots

Cover photos from the Soviet Union's leading film magazine go on display at Pobeda Gallery.

Screen Shots

Cover photos from the Soviet Union's leading film magazine go on display at Pobeda Gallery.

Divine Song

A retrospective concert marks the 70th birthday of Estonian composer Arvo Part.

Divine Song

A retrospective concert marks the 70th birthday of Estonian composer Arvo Part.

Red Star Rising

An exhibition traces Ilya Mashkov's evolution from rebellious avant-gardist to pillar of Socialist Realism.

Red Star Rising

An exhibition traces Ilya Mashkov's evolution from rebellious avant-gardist to pillar of Socialist Realism.

World Music

The season opens with Valery Gergiev conducting an orchestra made up of soloists from over 40 countries.

World Music

The season opens with Valery Gergiev conducting an orchestra made up of soloists from over 40 countries.

Celebrating the Tricolor

About 850 people converged on the White House on Monday for a rally commemorating Flag Day and the 1991 coup attempt, but a scuffle broke out when a group of young people incited the demonstrators by lamenting the failure of the coup.

Artists' Retreat

The legendary estate of Abramtsevo, a creative mecca in the 19th century, remains a pleasant place to visit.

Artists' Retreat

The legendary estate of Abramtsevo, a creative mecca in the 19th century, remains a pleasant place to visit.

Schools Focus on Security, Fire Risks

As summer vacations draw to a close, police and fire inspectors are scrambling to ensure the country's schools are safe to reopen on Sept. 1, exactly a year after the Beslan hostage-taking crisis that killed more than 330 people, half of them children.

Disease Tests for Expats Reviewed

Facing an uproar from foreigners who are being required to be tested for leprosy and five other diseases to obtain work permits, the government has expanded the number of clinics permitted to carry out the tests and is reviewing the new rules altogether.

Global Beats

From swing to bhangra to Cajun accordion solos, a festival features dance music from four continents in an outdoor setting.

Global Beats

From swing to bhangra to Cajun accordion solos, a festival features dance music from four continents in an outdoor setting.

3 Tons of Bad Food Seized This Year

The corner food store should be safe, but outdoor markets are hit and miss. Sidewalk vendors and shashlik stands are better avoided.

Clowning Around to Cheer Up Orphaned Kids

The Maria's Children charity auction raised $8,200 to brighten up the lives of children in need.

Moscow on the Hudson

The Bolshoi Ballet's performances in New York win a vigorous round of applause from U.S. dance critics.

Moscow on the Hudson

The Bolshoi Ballet's performances in New York win a vigorous round of applause from U.S. dance critics.

Jam Session

Moscow blues bands prepare to break out of the smoky environment of the nightclub circuit and play under the summer sun in the Putinka Blues Festival.

Jam Session

Moscow blues bands prepare to break out of the smoky environment of the nightclub circuit and play under the summer sun in the Putinka Blues Festival.

Soviet Heroes to End Fast

A 19-day hunger strike by a group of Heroes of the Soviet Union and Russia is to be called off on Tuesday after President Vladimir Putin signed a new benefits law.

Noble Heritage

Music lovers can still get their fix during the summer dry spell, thanks to concerts in Moscow's old aristocratic palaces.